Happy Sunday, everyone! It’s been such a busy, busy day for me. This is literally the first time I’ve been able to actually sit down and relax. And it’s already 10pm. Craziness! But even though Sunday is almost over, it’s still not too late to post another Standalone Sunday! Which novels were recommended this week?
Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!
Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Reader, I murdered him.
A Gothic retelling of Jane Eyre.
Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked – but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors.
A fugitive navigating London’s underbelly, Jane rights wrongs on behalf of the have-nots whilst avoiding the noose. Until an advertisement catches her eye. Her aunt has died and the new master at Highgate House, Mr Thornfield, seeks a governess. Anxious to know if she is Highgate’s true heir, Jane takes the position and is soon caught up in the household’s strange spell. When she falls in love with the mysterious Charles Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him – body, soul and secrets – and what if he discovers her murderous past?
I. Absolutely. Loved. This. Novel! This is supposed to be a retelling of the classic story, Jane Eyre. And although I have never read the original story, I found this retelling absolutely amazing! There’s a creepy, odd vibe that keeps you hooked throughout and the writing is fantastic. This is another great example of why I love Historical Fiction. I highly recommend this novel if you’re looking for a plot driven mystery with a gothic style to it. It’s absolutely worth it!
Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere
Jess @ Beau Coup Books • Didi @ Didi Oviatt • Beth @ Reading Every Night • Renee @ It’s Book Talk • Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm • Azia @ The Uncharted Word • Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo • Nicki @ The Secret Library • Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. • Danielle @ The Blonde Likes Books • Sam @ One Bookish Girl • Ellie @ The Other Side of Reality
Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!